LOS ANGELES, CA – Bill Maher quickly apologized after using the N-word on his Real Time with Bill Maher program when he faced scrutiny from many, including Chance The Rapper. The Grammy-winning artist called for HBO to cancel the show. Many said there were no excuses for the slip-up, even if the comedian is known for pushing boundaries. As promised, Ice Cube joined the host on his HBO show Friday (June 9) to have an honest discussion about the situation.
“I knew you was gonna fuck up sooner or later,” the N.W.A rapper said before explaining the issue.
Maher says that his show is meant to be a comedy and his jokes involving black culture are meant to combat racism, to which Cube replies, “sometimes you sound like a redneck trucker.”
He says he accepts Maher’s apology and likes Real Time, but wants the scope of the problem to be explored.
“I think it’s a lot of guys out there who cross the line because they’re a little too familiar,” Cube shared, “or they think they’re too familiar or there’s guys out there that might have had a black girlfriend or two that made them some Kool-Aid every now and then and they think they can cross the line and they can’t.”